Lucia Laguna, Pequenos Formatos no. 111, 2018, acrylique sur toile, 45,5 x 40,5 x 3 cm (détail)
06.07.24 - 24.08.24

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Allemagne

Mardi - Vendredi, 10h - 18h30

Samedi, 10h - 18h

le samedi, 6 juillet 2024, de 11h à 15h

Dossier de presse (version anglaise)

English version

Galerie Karsten Greve Köln is delighted to present its latest exhibition Aussicht. This group exhibition offers a discerning gaze into the distinctive artistic approaches of the gallery’s artists, each engaging with the themes of light, color, perspective, and their perception of the environment in their own unique manner.

Featuring 60 selected works by Lawrence Carroll, Gotthard Graubner, Mimmo Jodice, Yiorgos Kordakis, Lucia Laguna, Claire Morgan, Norbert Prangenberg, Gideon Rubin, Georgia Russell, and Luise Unger, the exhibition invites viewers to immerse themselves in the diverse visual worlds of these renowned and emerging artists.

Lucia Laguna's (*1941) vibrant, luminous paintings carry a piece of Brazilian atmosphere within them. The expressive works of the Rio de Janeiro-based artist depict a synthesis of fragments, colors, and lines drawn from her immediate surroundings. Urban views, bridges, and lush gardens teeming with botanical diversity find space on a canvas alongside vases, tropical blossoms, and small objects from her studio. In her Pequenos Formatos (small formats) series, Laguna transposes the energy of her organic and geometric visual worlds into smaller dimensions.

Vue d'installation, Cologne 2024
Vue d'installation, Cologne 2024

Norbert Prangenberg's (1949 – 2012) abstract paintings appear as glimpses into nature, demonstrating the artist’s distinctive virtuosity with sculptural materials. Thickly applied oil paint on wood or cardboard in a bold color palette gives his works density and intensity.

Gotthard Graubner's (1930 – 2013) immersive Farbraumkörper (color space body) liberate color from the canvas, allowing it to expand into the surrounding space. The works on display, rendered in sunny yellows and light reds, radiate warmth into the room and toward the viewer. Color dominates both Graubner's artistic process and the viewer's perception.

Lawrence Carroll's (1954 – 2019) works are painterly constructions in which the artist incorporates unconventional materials like dust into the surface alongside traditional media. The resulting plasticity and the nuanced blue and beige pastel tones of his Grotto Paintings draw the viewer's gaze beyond the canvas – into distant, turquoise waters.

Georgia Russell's (*1974) works on canvas or flowing organza create delicate Cells of Ligihts through precise scalpel cuts blurring the boundaries between light, space, and color. Often layered in multiple strata, Russell's abstract works convey fleeting visual impressions in a translucent, almost ethereal manner.

Yiorgos Kordakis's (*1973) Polaroid series Global Summer reflects diverse cultural behaviors and human needs. His photographs unfold like a study of humanity's relationship with water – whether the sea, lakes, rivers, or swimming pools. The unpredictable nature of Polaroid photography, with its blurred spots and surreal colors, creates otherworldly, almost surreal scenarios.

Mimmo Jodice's (*1934) black-and-white photographs captivate with their clear, poetic, and almost melancholic visual language. His deserted landscapes allude to the rich history of Europe and humanity. Jodice's mysterious lighting often provides luminous, open views of vast horizons.

Gideon Rubin's (*1973) paintings evoke a sense of longing in the viewer. His work, characterized by subtle lightness and the evocative power of his imagery, allows for personal identification with motifs that stir memories within each of us.

Vue d'installation, Cologne 2024
Vue d'installation, Cologne 2024

Claire Morgan's (*1980) fragile and complex installations oscillate between movement and stillness, beauty and futility, life and death. The ambivalence in her work reflects her contemplation of human interaction with the environment, nature, and the animal world. The disparity between what we wish to see and what we choose to ignore, creates the poetic dimension of her work.

Luise Unger's (*1956) sculptures, crafted from crocheted stainless steel wire, hover between architectural and anthropomorphic. The transparency of her sculptures and the emerging silhouettes create an illusion of black shadows, while the voids within their centers capture light, offering the viewer multifaceted and shifting spatial experience.

Enjoy the view – and anticipate an impressive compilation of selected artistic positions, whose interplay of light, color, and perspective offers ample opportunity for surprising discoveries.

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